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#1 mafumoto

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 01:09 PM

if only I had some spare change

 

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#2 Andrew aka Stuwy

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 03:30 PM

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#3 Duncan VXR

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 07:17 PM

Rs3 or rs4 for a vx220 most of the power / noise for exotic sound and performance without needing to sell a family member ;)

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 07:21 PM

Rs3 or rs4 for a vx220 most of the power / noise for exotic sound and performance without needing to sell a family member ;)

I'll second that amen  ;)



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Posted 09 August 2018 - 09:41 PM

where is Maxr?



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Posted 10 August 2018 - 03:40 AM

You can keep all your fancy engines. Without all the traction control systems, suitable suspension & beefed up drive shafts etc etc, you will be creating issues everywhere. Spend an extra £30k on a whole car that's been damaged. You'll spend that in no time trying to make it fit in a VX & sorting out problems, which you will fail at. The manufacturer would have spent millions on testing & designing out problems.

Then you can just strip off all the beautiful carbon, extruded & bonded aluminium body panels & chuck them. Bin the beautiful carbon & alcantara interior & finally refit your VX body over the top....Simples!

Or in Joe's case, buy a flymo hover mower. Have it 3D scanned, scale it up & print it out to form the bodywork. Oh yeah, add a lotus badge & drive it like a bell end. Joe, did you really have your teeth whitened to match the gold firewall in your car? That's hardcore!

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 03:45 AM

thats how i know you dont read threads :P

 

there is no gold in my engine bay. I bloody hate that chavvy crap!!! i think it should be banned



#8 MAXR

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 03:49 AM

So your teeth are naturally Gold?

...get some sleep!

#9 The Batman

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 03:56 AM

im at work!

 

whats your excuse?



#10 mafumoto

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 04:25 AM

Replacing engines is very rewarding when your a budding engineer what else would you spend your money on

And some gold thrown in for good measure

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 04:45 AM

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This is a lotus Elise with a VX front end & a Ferrari V8 355 engine fitted. I think another engineer had too much Time on their hands! Lol

#12 mafumoto

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 05:21 AM

I bet you'd love to take it racing tho

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 06:36 AM

I bet you'd love to take it racing tho

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....LOL.

 

No, It's not my car. I did go & look at it, but the mapping was awful. It made my ears bleed!



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Posted 10 August 2018 - 08:52 AM

Does somebody know what happened to the Ferrotus car? Was ages for sale at that dealer...



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Posted 10 August 2018 - 11:48 AM

Did they solve the problem where it kept shearing the input shaft at random?

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 07:36 PM

Pick an engine that does not differ too much in weight and size but brings the reliability amd more advanced performance and would argue all day it's better than a highly strung version of the oem lump ;)

Changing to inline may bring more issues?

My old original renault 5 gt turbo 1.8 20vt conversion is still on the original conversion / box / diff and other than turbo upgrade is now hill climbing with 350 bhp going strong. I got the spri gs / damper adjusted with the weight and power upgrade and they are still on also ;)

Over 50k miles covered and plenty of track, drag strip abuse :)




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